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Peak Summited2021 Mailbox Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadMailbox
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a partner
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were not too bad
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

We read you got to choose your poison with Old vs New Trail. Old Trail = straight up, New Trail = twice the distance but more manageable. We opted for straight up. The diamonds on the trees helped at times where the trail wasn’t super visible. We hiked under a beautiful canopy, through misty fog at times before it opened up to the incredible Boulder stairs. Mt. Rainier greeted us above the clouds and we gave her a big hello, nice to see you again. Wildflowers bloomed in the meadows and we spotted many butterflies. This was definitely a favorite hike! We opted for the Old Trail back down – trekking poles were helpful as the ground was fairly soft.

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